Is it possible to include the Default or built-in Administrator profile when creating a ScanState recovery package?

Arthur Durand 146 Reputation points
2022-03-18T19:30:09.173+00:00

I am following the "OEM Deployment of Windows 11 Desktop Editions" guide at oem-deployment-of-windows-desktop-editions to customize and deploy Windows 11 in my organization.

When I create a ScanState recovery package as described in the guide, some of my customizations like desktop icons and some Windows settings doesn't get restored when the client PC gets reset. In my mind the easiest solution would be to include the Default user profile in the ScanState recovery package since the Default user profile contains all of the customizations that isn't restored after the client device gets reset.

Kindly guide me in including the Default user profile in the ScanState recovery package.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,436 Reputation points
    2022-03-21T17:04:46.403+00:00

    Hello @Arthur Durand

    You can add and modify the default profile with the option CopyProfile:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/customize-the-default-user-profile-by-using-copyprofile?view=windows-11

    Hope this helps with your query,

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  2. Arthur Durand 146 Reputation points
    2022-03-21T20:14:12.083+00:00

    Hi @Limitless Technology

    Unfortunately once the end user resets the PC, any customizations made using audit mode and copyprofile is lost! I wish to use AutoApply folders along wih a ScanState recovery package to restore the customizations I made. My ScanState recovery package gets restored, but some customizations like desktop shortcuts doesn't get restored! I would like to know if it is possible to include the Default User Profile when I create/capture the ScanState recovery package!

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